P.S. 128

The Lorraine Tuzzo

Juniper Valley 

Elementary School

69-10 65th Drive

Middle Village, NY 11379


funded by

Director: Elizabeth Fitgerald
Contact: lfitzgerald@thegryc.org
For More Information see nyc.gov/dycd.​

Mon–Fri, 2:30pm–5:30pm    •    Grades served: K-5    •    Enrollment: 177     

In September, 2012, the GRYC/P.S. 128 COMPASS After-School Program began serving 150 children. Our program is a collaboration between the COMPASS initiative and the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council. It is available to the students of P.S. 128 in grades K-5. The program operates Monday – Friday, between 2:30pm-5:30pm in accordance with the school calendar year.


Our goal is to provide a safe, educational and fun filled environment that supports the Department of Education’s Common Core Learning Standards.  Our activities are designed to provide educational enrichment through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Homework Help, Gym, Sign Language, Cheerleading, Arts & Crafts, Dance & Drama, Games, Flower Power, Creative Artworks, Creative Writing, and Sports Activities.  The Homework Help program enhances the student’s school day experience.  Good assignments, completed successfully, can help children develop wholesome habits and attitudes.  Special events will be offered such as holiday parties, tournaments, and the End-of-the-Year Show.  Snacks are provided daily by the USDA through School Food Services, NYC Department of Education.

The GRYC/COMPASS program just finished the fifth summer camp program, which was offered in July and August. The summer camp enrolled 177 children between the ages of 5-11 years old. The summer camp provided educational and recreational activities culminating in an amazing end of summer camp show. Our Sign Language program was asked to perform at the GRYC for the heads of DYCD, our Elected Officials and Community Leaders who help fund our COMPASS Program.


Some activities our program offers:


Science - STEM

Creative Writing - Literacy

Cheerleading - Leadership

Flower Power - Leadership/Creativity

Creative Artworks - Leadership/Arts

Sign Language - Literacy Community

Community Service - Leadership

Gym - Recreation

Dance/Drama - The Arts

Arts/Crafts - Creativity